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Alltech Symposium to focus on agribusiness, food safety challenges

The 2013 Alltech International Symposium will focus on challenges agribusiness must overcome in the next seven years to be able to feed 7.4 billion people by 2020 when it is held May 19-22 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

Seven key barriers that impede the world’s ability to feed an estimated 9 billion people by 2050 were identified by 25 agribusiness experts in a recently published International Food and Agribusiness Management Review article: government, losses in the food and ingredient supply chains, infrastructure, markets, politics and policies, science and innovation, and the environment. The Alltech Symposium will explore ways the industry can overcome these barriers and maintain or restore consumers’ perceptions of food safety and health.

New for 2013, the Symposium will give attendees the opportunity to attend breakout session tracks, allowing them to participate in discussions ranging from algae and agriculture’s carbon footprint to nutrition and marketing. Discussions within this track selection may include:

• The Business of Agriculture
• Crisis Management
• Farming Soils for the Future
• Milk: The Perfect Food
• Carbon Footprint, Sustainability and Profitability
• Feeding for Fertility
• Optimizing Rumen Function
• Branding Food: A Taste of What Consumers Really Want
• Reimagining Beef Production
• Nutrigenomics: A Nutrition Revolution
• Interfacing Nutrition and Immunity
• Experiences from the Field: Rethinking Animal Health
• Farming the Sea
• The Algae Opportunity
• Feeding Your Friend: Companion Animal Nutrition
• Connecting with Consumers through the World’s Premier Equestrian Event
• Profit from the Core
• Next Generation Foods
• Celebrating the Farmer
• Beyond the Brand: Customer Engagement
• Farm to Fork: Branding All-Natural Omega-3 Pork to the Consumer
• Communicating Diversity: A Dialogue with the Latin Market
• The Changing Face of Media
• Building a Successful Brand Beyond Your Home Market
• Crops: An Extra Ton per 2.5 Acres?

Discounted registration of US$599 is available now through April 25. Standard registration will be offered after April 25 for US$850. For more information, contact Alltech via email to

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